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German teen actor killed at music fest

Up-and-coming actor Fynn Henkel was killed at Budapest's Sziget music festival by a falling tree branch, German and Hungarian media reported on Tuesday.

German teen actor killed at music fest
Teen actor Fynn Henkel at the premiere of the film The Black Brothers. Photo: DPA.

The 18-year-old was sleeping in a tent at the Sziget music festival in Budapest when a tree branch weighing more than 100kg fell from a tree after it had snapped during a violent storm, Die Welt reported.

Efforts to revive the young actor were unsuccessful.

Henkel had a role in the television series Animals up to the Roof (Tiere bis unters Dach) and last year starred in the film adaption of the children's book The Black Brothers.

The actor had been living in Pécs, Hungary as an exchange student and Unesco ambassador this year.

He would have been 19 in October.

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Germany’s ‘In the Fade’ wins Golden Globe for foreign language film

"In the Fade," the German thriller about neo-Nazi violence, on Sunday won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film.

Germany's 'In the Fade' wins Golden Globe for foreign language film
Diane Kruger and Fatih Akin at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Photo: DPA.

The film triumphed in a category that included Swedish black comedy “The Square,” which took the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and “First They Killed My Father,” the true story of a Cambodian child soldier directed by Angelina Jolie.

“In the Fade” stars Diane Kruger in her first role in her native German as a woman seeking answers to the killings of her Turkish-born husband and son.

She won the best actress award at Cannes. Accepting the Golden Globe, “In the Fade” director saluted Kruger and said: “This is yours.”

The film shines a spotlight on the violence of neo-Nazis, who have come into a growing international spotlight after a white nationalist rally in August in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Speaking to AFP ahead of the Golden Globes, Kruger said that the movie felt “overwhelming” when she first saw it at a screening.

“There are plenty of movies about bombs and terrorists, but it was the intimacy of this film, the small details that grief and death bring into one's life, that I found so moving and emotional,” she said.

“In the Fade” is based on the song by the California desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age, whose main member Josh Homme composed the score.

It was the seventy-fifth Golden Globes ceremony to take place and it got underway in Los Angeles, California.